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Barangay Ginebra San Miguel forward Elmer Espiritu, already a journeyman despite only being in his fourth year in his young PBA career, had an opportunity to shine in his team’s game against Air 21 on Wednesday with several teammates out with injuries.
The former University of the East stalwart didn’t disappoint, helping his team to a fifth straight victory and later hearing the cheers of the predominantly Ginebra crowd.
“Masarap yung pakiramdam siyempre. Nakakataba ng puso na yung crowd nagchi-cheer na sa iyo ngayon,” Espiritu told InterAKTV in an exclusive interview.
Espiritu made the most of his chance, scoring 10 points, including a crucial basket in the fourth quarter, and grabbing six rebounds in one of his better performances as a member of the Kings.
He also played a key role on the defensive end.
“Wala si Kuya Mark (Caguioa) and wala rin sina Kerby (Raymundo) and Rico (Maierhofer), so kelangan mag-step up,” Espiritu said.
The young journeyman, who found himself being shipped from one team to another in his young PBA career, admitted there were times he was getting frustrated, especially when he was not given much opportunity.
But the 6-foot-4 forward now knows how to accept things like this, and instead focuses on staying positive and doing what he can to help his team win.
“Ang sabi ko nga sa kanya, patience lang dahil maraming magagaling na players,” said Charlie Dy, Espiritu’s manager.
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patience lang EE ............ baka next game, lalong gumanda ka sa paningin ni coach chualay .............
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Dapat kasi maging consistent kayo pag pinapasok tiyak mabibigyan kayo ng PT..
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mejo kulang lang sa exposure si elmer, kasi back up lang sya ni MC47...minsan sana pagsabayin silang dalawa sa court..
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